Workshops on suicide intervention in Fall 2017

Macdonald Youth Services is pleased to offer two-day workshops on suicide intervention. They run from 9:00am to 4:30 pm in our training space (Room 117) on the first floor at 175 Mayfair Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The course is available for a fee of $150 per person. Complete this registration form and send it back to us by email or fax to reserve your spot--our contact information is listed on the form.

About the workshop

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. Since its development in 1983, ASIST has received regular updates to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, and over 1 million people have taken the workshop.

Studies show that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings in those at risk and is a cost-effective way to help address the problem of suicide.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their two-day workshop, ASIST participants learn to:

Workshop features:

ASIST helps to build regional networks of trained caregivers who can support each and use common terminology to approach suicide and safety.

Have questions? Email us.